The message at the final Freedom Fridays celebration held at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg on 25 January was that our freedom did not come for free and should be acknowledged by displaying our patriotism. Revellers at the event wore the colours of the national flag to show just how proud they were to be born South African.
View and download in high resolution photographs of South Africa's pavilion at the massive Expo 2010 Shanghai, a six-month fair showcasing the best the countries of the world can offer held in the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and expected to attract 100-million visitors.
• Gallery: Brand South Africa at Davos
South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will formally open South Africa’s Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 on the 6th May, 2010 at a ceremony attended by the Deputy Director-General for Middle East & Asia Ambassador Sisa Ngombane, South African Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to China H E Mr N N Ntshinga and South African Consul-General to Shanghai His Excellency Mr. Vika Khumalo. Seen as the biggest demonstration to date of South Africa’s vision of China as a strategic partner, Minister Nkoana-Mashabane’s visit is the first of a series of high level visits expected during Shanghai Expo.